On This Day

What Happened on April 15, 1981

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Janet Cooke says her Pulitzer award winning stry about an 8-year-old heroin addict is a lie, Washington Post relinquishes Pulitzer Prize on fabricated story

Famous Birthdays

  • AndrĂ©s D'Alessandro, Argentine football player
  • Seth Wulsin, American artist

Famous Deaths

  • French Duynstee, Dutch states rights leader, dies at 67
  • John Thach, American WWII Naval aviator (developed the Thach Weave) and USN admiral, dies at 75